Saturday, May 27, 2006

Remember our troops this Memorial Day

I just finished reading Victor Davis Hanson on NRO (HT Blogs for Bush) in his article, "Looking Back at Iraq."
Reading about Gettysburg, Okinawa, Choisun, Hue, and Mogadishu is often to wonder how such soldiers did what they did. Yet never has America asked its youth to fight under such a cultural, political, and tactical paradox as in Iraq, as bizarre a mission as it is lethal. And never has the American military—especially the U.S. Army and Marines—in this, the supposedly most cynical and affluent age of our nation, performed so well.

We should remember the achievement this Memorial Day of those in the field who alone crushed the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, stayed on to offer a new alternative other than autocracy and theocracy, and kept a targeted United States safe from attack for over four years.

I feel proud that our American soldiers are fighting to keep the world free of tyrants and terrorists. They are America's best men and women. To fight for freedom to keep the homeland safe, they are doing the ultimate thing a human being can do. Sacrificing their life and the families who are left behind. We are in debt to you, and above all, we support you. Show your support to those who have died paying the ultimate sacrifice by attending a Memorial Day service.

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